Human Development Society (HDS) is a non-profit secular non-governmental development organisation registered under the Societies Registration Act (XXI) 1860. Donations to HDS are eligible for tax relief under Section 80 G of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

Core Team

Core Team

Anil Kumar Das

A Post Graduate in Political Science from University of Delhi and a Doctorate in African Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, Dr. Das is a development practitioner with over 19 years of hands-on experience in strategic planning, project management, evaluation, monitoring, research, advocacy, fund raising and partnership building. He has worked extensively on child rights, women’s empowerment, health, sustainable livelihood, social inclusion, governance and other development issues for and in collaboration with many United Nations, international and national organisations of repute.

Shalini Chaudhary
Senior Project Officer

Shalini is a double Post Graduate in Social Work and Biotechnology. With over 11 years of experience in the development sector, her core competencies include project management, monitoring, research, community outreach, and budget management. She joined HDS in 2010, and is responsible for overseeing projects and ensuring their conformity with timeline and deliverables. She is known for her dedication to work and able management of projects of diverse nature.

Nachiket Udupa

Nachiket holds a B. Tech. degree in Civil Engineering from IIT, Guwahati and an M.A. in Educational Leadership Studies (1 year) from Columbia University, USA. He is helping farmers’ groups with organic certification and setting up systems for product aggregation by facilitating the creation of farmers’ collectives to market their produce. He also contributes to quality of actions and deliverables.

Sanjeev Kumar
Project Manager

Sanjeev is a double Post Graduate in Sociology and Social Work. He joined HDS in 2012 and is currently responsible for managing the targeted intervention project for injecting drug users, which is funded by Delhi State AIDS Control Society. With over six years of experience in the development sector, Sanjeev is known for his cool handling of critical situations.

NoorSaba Begum
Project Officer

NoorSaba is a Post Graduate in Political Science, and a PG Diploma in Public Relations. She was a Gold medalist for the year 2015-16 for her excellent performance in public relations curriculum. In HDS, she is responsible for project management, communication, monitoring and documentation. With over 3 years of experience in social development sector, she is passionate about her work. Her tagline as a person is “Spreading Smiles”.

Sikandar Prasad

Sikandar is a Graduate in Commerce with over 4 years of experience in the private and development sectors. His core competencies are accounting and budget management. He is helping HDS in keeping accounts, monitoring budgets and other related tasks. He is known for keeping an eye for details and dedication to work.


Usman is a Post Graduate in Social Work. In HDS, he is responsible for counseling the injecting drug users and their family members, and ensuring behavioral changes in them. With experience of three years in the development sector, Usman is known for his never-say-no attitude to work.